This club runs once a month and gives participants the chance to unpack She Is Your Neighbour episodes, share perspectives, and learn how we can all be better neighbours to people experiencing domestic violence.
Neighbours and Loved Ones is led by an experienced social worker who will answer your questions and provide support.
The more we talk about domestic violence, the more awareness we raise about 1) the problem and 2) the support services that are available. Use the hashtag #SheIsYourNeighbour and connect with us on Instagram and Tik Tok to join the conversation: @SheIsYourNeighbour
Learn about red flags to look for. Attending a session of Neighbours and Loved Ones will help you the gain tools and knowledge about how you can help someone you care about if you suspect they are experiencing domestic violence.
If someone tells you something is wrong let them know there are support services that can help. Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region offers shelter services and an Outreach Program that is a free, confidential service without a waitlist. To access support services, call Women’s Crisis Services 24/7 support lines: 519-742-5894 or 519-653-2422 or visit their anonymous online chat at www.wcswr.org
The most high risk time for women is when they plan to leave. We recommend seeking professional help to make a safety plan.
There are numerous reasons why women stay in abusive relationships. Be open and understanding so that if someone approaches you, they know you are a safe, trustworthy person to talk with.
Women’s Crisis Services helps more than 1,000 women and children move beyond violence every year and they can’t do it alone. Your gift helps women and children who need it most.
Whether on your own or with a group of friends, hosting a fundraising event for She Is Your Neighbour is a great way to raise awareness and help women and children in our community moving beyond violence.
From a family fun day to a black tie dinner – there are lots of ways to fundraise.
She Is Your Neighbour explores the intersectionality of violence, recognizing that domestic violence happens to many different people in many different neighbourhoods. Due to this, we are looking for diverse stories with a special focus on Indigenous individuals, people of colour, and members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community.
By participating in the project, you will help raise awareness of domestic violence, provide hope to others in similar situations, and help remove the shame and stigma that has historically been associated with domestic abuse.
To be considered, you must: